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Maryland Science Center

601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3803
+1 410-685-5225
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This popular museum is located in Harborplace.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“imax theater” (34 reviews)
“bed of nails” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3803
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love dinosaurs and science this is the place for you and your family. Despite being fairly crowded you never felt stuffed. The exhibits were well thought out and the staff was very knowledgeable. Hopefully the Science Center is due for an update soon...More

Thank RoyMcAvoy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really cool place. Unfortunately, a lot of the interactive machines were nonfunctioning! They have blue crabs that are kept in filthy tanks and a couple of them were dead. The only staff members that were friendly was the girl who ran the...More

Thank Sidnie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here on a Tuesday afternoon and it was not very crowded so we could enjoy the museum without feeling rushed. Love that there are so many hands-on exhibits!

Thank BarbK303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and a WIDE variety of science for any kids. Everything from dinosaurs to micro biology. Plenty of hands-on things to do as science is presented in a very approachable manner. Well done.

Thank Scott2211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my almost 4 year old here today. He had a great time. We spent a lot of time in the Kids Room. That kept him busy for quite a while. We also went to a few other sections of the museum, including the...More

Thank hspaz
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Wanna bring out the child in you? Or appreciate a place your child can be a child? It offers hands on and visual excitement at every turn. Don't miss this gem!

Thank Missy H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The science renovated and added a new dinosaur wing years back. I just saw it recently- fun. There are multiple floors and lots of things to do for all ages. Since we had to leave after 2hrs., we did not do everything.

Thank H S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We loved checking this museum, so many things to see and hands on for my little kids, 3 and 5 years old, the Dinosaur exhibit, the gravity activity center, the playground was just a few things we were able to do, we will definetely come...More

Thank Marcela R
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We always visit the science center when we are in Baltimore ! We both love all the interactive exhibits and always make sure that we check out the constantly changing sections like the Shed. The Shed is the area where they change the activity weekly...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We enjoyed this science center. It offers something for everyone -- dinosaurs, lots of hands-on and interactive exhibits, a planetarium (with a very fun operator/narrator), and an IMAX theater. It could use some updating, but don't let that stop you from enjoying it. We went...More

Thank twinglezmama
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Iorngirl2001
Do you have to buy the tickets online or are they available on site?
5 June 2017|
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Response from OhioStephen | Reviewed this property |
We purchased ours at the door. We didn't check online. There was no wait or bother to get them at the door.
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sparkhj
My 3-year old is the kind of kid whose favorite "toy" is everyday electrical devices - vacuums, fans, air pumps, extension cords, etc. Would he enjoy MSC, or should we wait a few years?
3 March 2017|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
Our grandson will be three in May and loves all mechanical devices and he has a great time there pulling us from one area to another.Great location at the Inner Harbor and if the carousel is working, it is close to the... More
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num1mmfan
Would a 14 year-old and 12 year-old find the Maryland Science Center interesting? I am worried that it is more geared for younger children.
17 February 2016|
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Response from Bruce L | Reviewed this property |
It seems to me that a 4+ year old child simply likes the interactive aspects of the center. They get to play tug-a-war, roll balls, lie on a bed of nails, dig in the sand for fossils, look at the dinosaurs, etc., but they... More
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